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Agricultural Party


Agricultural Party

Agricultural Party
Leader J. F. Wright
Founded 1931
Dissolved 1940s
Headquarters Norfolk
Ideology Empire free trade with agricultural protection
Politics of United Kingdom
Political parties

The Agricultural Party was a minor political party in the United Kingdom. It was founded in 1931 as the Norfolk Farmers' Party but changed its name one week after its formation.[1] It initially had the support of the National Farmers Union, Lord Rothermere and Lord Beaverbrook.[2]

The party called for Empire free trade, agricultural protection, and the introduction of duties on food imports.[1] It stood candidates in the 1931 UK general election and again in the East Fife by-election in 1933, but without success, and it lost its high-profile supporters. It appears to have been disbanded in the late 1940s.[2]


  1. ^ a b F. W. S. Craig, Minor Parties at British Parliamentary Elections
  2. ^ a b Peter Barberis, John McHugh and Mike Tyldesley, Encyclopedia of British and Irish Political Organizations

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